Photoshop

 
Do You Need a Tablet to Create Digital Art?

A common misnomer is that one needs a tablet to create digital artwork. While a tablet can certainly make creating digital art easier, in my opinion, it’s not absolutely essential. …

 
Customizing Tool Setting Shortcuts in Manga Studio to Match Photoshop

One of the biggest hurdles I faced when switching from Photoshop to Manga Studio is re-learning keyboard shortcuts. Thankfully, Manga Studio 5 allows users to edit keyboard shortcuts to suit …

 
Digital Coloring Tip: Changing Your Ink Color the Easy Way

This is the first in a (hopefully) series of quick tips to help you navigate digital coloring and inking. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to change …

 
How to Make a PDF portfolio book using Photoshop in 5 Minutes

Many companies require candidates to send an online portfolio when applying for a position. Sending JPEG files in a zipped folder is so 1996. So what are your options? A) …

 
Application Shortcut Mapper: Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop, Lightroom and More

Keyboard shortcuts can make a huge difference when it comes to increased productivity. These days, my trips to the menubar via mouse are rare. I depend on keyboard shortcuts to …

 
The Importance of Context and Composition in Design Portfolios

Presenting design work shouldn’t be boring, and yet I see it all the time when I am reviewing portfolios. Yes, it’s about the work. But investing a little time in …